That’s right, it was 102° here in the East Mesa/Apache Junction area yesterday. And it’s supposed to be even hotter today! This is no place for a chubby RVer like me to be. 🙁
We spent most of the day at home yesterday, trying to avoid the heat. We have been pleased to discover that the basement air conditioning in our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage has proven to be far superior to the rooftop air we had in our previous motorhomes. It’s much quieter, and even on a hot day like yesterday, it gets cold enough inside here to hang meat.
About 4 PM, we drove over to Terry’s sister Lisa’s house for a family dinner. Lisa and her husband Jim had prepared a wonderful meal of roast pork and all the trimmings, and it was delicious. Just as good was the company, as we all sat around visiting and enjoying family time together. Here is a picture of Terry’s dad Pete, her mom Bess, Miss Terry herself, her sister Dani, and sister Lisa. What a good looking bunch!
Back at home somewhere around 8:30 PM, I had a bunch of e-mail to go through and a couple of orders to log in. Then I spent some time reviewing some changes I had made for my new Big Lake book. Sometimes when I’m writing, I get to a scene that just doesn’t seem to work, and rather than get bogged down in it, I just go with what I’ve got and wait a while. Usually I’ll come up with something else that seems to fit better and go back and drop it in.
Speaking of books, a while back I downloaded Shadow of the Flags, the first book in the Black Knights of the Hudson series, which is the saga of a military family from the early days of the Civil War through World War II. I read a lot, and I have to tell you that this is absolutely the best book I can remember reading in many, many years. If you like reading historical fiction, and like a story that draws you in from the very first page, do yourself a favor and download this first book in the series. I guarantee you are going to like it, and it’s even free in the Amazon Kindle bookstore! What more could you ask for? Seriously folks, it’s a great read.
A couple of different blog readers have asked me what’s happening with Greg and Jan White, since Greg hasn’t updated his blog in several days. They’re working a gate guarding gig in West Texas and haven’t been able to figure out a reliable way to get online, or even to make telephone calls without driving several miles to pick up a signal. I haven’t talked to Greg since his last blog post, but I’m sure everything is okay with them and sooner or later he will come up with a way to get back into contact with the rest of the world. Or, maybe he already has and is just hiding out so I don’t call and bother him. 🙂
Thought For The Day – I tried to be normal once. It was the most boring five minutes of my life!